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Friday, April 8, 2011


Sometimes I have to be hit in the head with it.

Today I share it.

I am grateful to my husband for allowing me the flexibility to pursue my dreams. I’m grateful for my children who love to travel, aren’t followers, dream big, and are voracious readers.

I am especially grateful for my writer friends. They challenge my writing, expect nothing but the very best, and always tell me the truth. Even when I don’t want to hear it.

I am truly and sincerely grateful for the unexpected encounters with some of the most amazing people from around the world. Whether here in the United States, or when abroad, or via the web. These are the people who end up never knowing they have had a profound affect on me and changed me. Given me some small thing, whether a word of encouragement or a smile, that has made me a better person.

Thank you!


  1. Well said. We really do have so much to be thankful for, esp. supportive spouses and writing friends.

  2. Nice post. Grateful for good health, friends who understand, and approaching conference! :) It'll be good to see you again!

  3. I'm grateful the my significant other has a non-invasive malignant cancer that can be removed, whenever it appears. The alternative is unthinkable. And, I'm grateful for every day I get to enjoy on this earth.

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  4. Hi! Found you through the A-Z challenge! It's nice to meet another writer.

    I'm grateful for the opportunity to meet other writers and bloggers from all over thanks to the A-Z challenge. It's been an eye-opening experience.

  5. Yeah. That last one in spades. I love my writer friends and am truly grateful to this online community for teaching and nurturing the writer in me. Great post!

  6. I'm grateful for many things, one of which is this challenge that is pushing me to go the extra mile (or word), and the great people and blogs I'm running into in the process.

    Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge. I’m blogging at:
    Write, Wrong or Indifferent
    Marie Anne’s Missives
    In the Garden With Sow-n-Sow
    Every Day Crochet

  7. Gratitude is a wonderful thing. I learned by being grateful for what i have, even the little things, life became a whole lot better. :) Nice bumping into you. ~Mary

  8. I am grateful to have desires that pull me toward what brings me peace and joy. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great H

  9. There is so much in our lives to be grateful.

  10. It's good to stop once in a while and think about all things we are truly grateful for. :)

  11. I'm grateful for the opportunity to read so many wonderful posts, yours included. I plan to return to follow you. Here's to good writing!

  12. Hi Joyce, you have a knack for finding really inspiring titles! Gratitude is a wonderful word, isn't it? I am grateful for living in an era in which technology allows me to connect with lovely souls like yours.

  13. I love the word gratitude. I'm so grateful for many, many things in my life.

  14. Thanks, everyone!
    I've enjoyed getting to know your thoughts on gratitude.

    H is for Historical Fiction. Come back soon.

  15. I'm grateful for my family and the neverending patience they exhibit as well as for my talented writing partner.